Electric bike battery catches fire

A firefighter wearing breathing apparatus uses a high pressure hose reel to extinguish an electric bike fire in Evans St yesterday.

A Fire and Emergency New Zealand spokesman said it was called to reports of a garage fire about 9am.


When crews from Willowbank and Roslyn stations arrived, they cut a hole in the garage door and discovered a battery for an electric bike had caught fire.

The fire was probably due to a fault in the product, the spokesman said. 



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